Chef Kevin McMullen

Le Sud launches a new happy hour

Oui, oui! Le Sud, the charming French-Mediterranean restaurant located in Roscoe Village, now offers a happy hour menu available Monday through Friday from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy cocktail and appetizer specials both at the bar and on a new, lovely sidewalk café.

Le Sud (2301 W. Roscoe Street) opened only a few months ago, but has already become a favorite of locals and visitors alike. I had the pleasure of reviewing the restaurant shortly after it opened. You can find that review HERE.

Since that time, the restaurant has continued to grow and expand. The three most exciting new things happening at Le Sud are the opening of the sidewalk café, the new happy hour menu, and – most exciting of all – the appointment of a new Executive Chef.

Proprietor Sandy Chen and the hospitality team at Le Sud are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Kevin McMullen as Executive Chef. Chef McMullen is a culinary veteran of EL Ideas (Executive Sous Chef), Longman & Eagle, Band of Bohemia (Chef de Cuisine), The Brixton (Executive Chef), The Blanchard (Chef de Cuisine), and most recently Fountainhead and The Northman (Executive Chef). Zagat named McMullen to their “30 Under 30” class of 2014, and he was also selected for Eater‘s “Young Guns” Final 50 in 2012.

One of Chef McMullen’s first initiatives was the creation of the happy hour menu which will offer savory small plates, including Gruyere Gougere (airy French cheese puffs) for $3, Bretzel with smoked salt and Mornay for $9 and Frites Mornay with fried egg and chives for $9. A selection of wine chosen by sommelier Terry McNeese, along with Summer Spritzers, will be $6.

Chef Kevin McMullen

Le Sud is now open for dinner service Monday-Thursday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-11 p.m.; Sunday 4-9 p.m. Ample street parking is available, much of it free (a huge bonus in Chicago). For more information or reservations, visit the Le Sud website or call (773) 857-1985.






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